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* Pakistani smuggled heroin in oranges arrested at Sri Lanka's airport
Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 12:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs official have arrested a Pakistani National who tried to smuggle heroin hidden in oranges at the country's international airport Monday night.

Narcotics Control Unit of Sri Lanka Customs arrested the 64-year-old Pakistani man with the heroin stash at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake last night after he arrived in a SriLankan flight from Karachi.

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was in possession of 984 grams of heroin concealed inside 12 oranges which were among 72 oranges in a nylon poly sack, Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini told the local media.

Following an inquiry by the Deputy Director of Customs the Custom officials have handed over the suspect and the drugs to the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.

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